Monday, September 15, 2014

Bits and Pieces Background check

One thing I really love about photopolymer stamps is how easy it is to use a *lot* of them together. I had an idea that I should make a background of birthday stamps. After pulling out more (and more!) clear sets to find birthday elements, I came up with this one. Some of the hearts and stars were added afterward to fill in holes. My favorite thing on the background is the sentiment from Age Awareness: "You look way better at this age than I thought you would" hahahahahaha Perfect for "that friend" or your sister, right?

The flower elements are more leftovers sitting out on my desk, and are made with the Flower Patch set and the matching Flower Fair framelits. It had been awhile since I had found a flower set to love, maybe even a year. But Flower Patch is firmly in blue ribbon territory for my flower stamp category.

Stamps: Flower Patch   Background sets: Designer Typeset, Calling All Heroes,  Endless Wishes, Endless Birthday Wishes, Countless Sayings 1, Bravo, And Many More
Papers: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Inks: Smoky Slate, Black, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Flower Fair Framelits, PL Journaling Pens

Friday, September 12, 2014

What's your angle?

This card (CASED from Stampin' Up!) was our quick-and-easy card at Club in September. No layers--just simple stamping, but it still has a great feel to it. We used the triangle stamp from the photopolymer set Dotty Angles at an angle (of course!) across the top, then stamped it again to move the pattern lower on the card. The sentiment is from Fabulous Four, one of my favorite sets from the main catalog. We colored rhinestones with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilites, tied on some Coastal Cabana thick baker's twine, and the card was done! The fact that it was done in Boise State colors may or may not be coincidental.

Stamps: Dotty Angles, Fabulous Four
Paper : Naturals White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, PL corner rounder

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Paper Pumpkin Reminder

You know by now how much I love the new, improved Paper Pumpkin kits! Tomorrow, Wednesday Sept 10, is the deadline to sign up for September's kit AND the deadline for the half-price special! Just CLICK HERE to sign up and enter the code HALFOFF2 to get your Sept and Oct kits for half price. 

The kits are self-contained--all you need is scissors and sometimes a standard adhesive like a glue stick, liquid adhesive, or a tape runner. These make great gifts! They don't take up much room, have plenty of supplies to make the projects as designed or to customize, and at $10, how can you lose? 

Here are some of my favorite projects from the last few kits: 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Card Buffet--time is running out!

Tomorrow is the deadline to order your Card Buffet cards! Just message me on Facebook or contact me by text (208-twofivezero-6229) or email ( to place your order. I will send you a Paypal invoice within 2-3 hours, and your payment is your RSVP. :-)

Here are the cards one more time:

Mark your calendar now! Tuesday, Sept 16, 6:30 pm

Order your card kits by Tuesday, Sept 9, then come and make cards already cut and prepped for you! The cost is $10, which includes 4 cards (with envelopes). They can be any card or cards you choose from the pictures below. Additional cards are just $2 each.

Just send me an email with your card choices, and I'll send you a Paypal invoice.

Zig Zag Birthday.  This cheerful card is great for anyone! We all need birthday cards, right? Make one or make 10, it's up to you. It's a quick card to make, and I bet you can think of someone this card is perfect for.

Make a Wish Pennnts.  More cheery birthday greetings. I love having birthday cards on hand, and this one goes together easily.

Fine Feathers.  I have *many* different sentiments you can choose to personalize this card. It works for masculine or feminine, or even sympathy. Feathers are trendy right now, and you'll be glad to have a few of these on hand!

You're a Star.  Know someone who has done something great lately? This fun card will let them know what a star you think they are. Star punches, star embossing--this card is fun!

Banner Thank You. Lots of fun punch outs make this card a quick hit. You could use another large saying, if you'd like, or use it as is for a great "thanks."

Boo to You Halloween.  I know it's still summer, but we'll be at mid-September for the Card Buffet, and Halloween is just around the corner! Let Frankie help you send a fun greeting for every kid's favorite candy holiday.

Things to remember: 

RSVP/Payment Deadline:  Tuesday, Sept 9
Cost: $10,  which includes 4 cards with envelopes   
Additional cards $2 each
Card Buffet:  Tuesday, Sept 16, 6:30-8:30 pm

Just drop me an email at and let me know which cards you'd like to make, and how many. I'll send you a quick Paypal invoice, and you'll be all set. Let me know if you have any questions! 

Your payment by Sept 9 is your RSVP. I am not able to cut card kits without pre-payment or payment arrangements. Thanks!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Florals, part 1

I love the new set Flower Patch, with the matching Flower Fair framelits! It may be a bit late in the year for spring flower cards, but it's not too late for some rich autumn colors.

This is a card from the September Stamp Club meeting last night. It was inspired by a card made by Margits Schatzruhe. We used more muted tones--Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, and Chocolate Chip--to make a lovely birthday card! Flower Patch contains some AWESOME sayings, too! It's a photopolymer set, which means you can stamp layers without any hassle!

To get an even better deal, buy the bundle with the framelits! It's a 15% savings, and you'll never cut out another flower again. :-)

Stamps: Flower Patch
Paper: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Accessories: Flower Fair Framelits, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder, Brights Candy Dots, Pearls

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Love Note

Dear Paper Pumpkin, 
How do I love thee?
Let me count . . .

Just kidding. Got a little carried away after typing the title of today's post! This project is one of the mini-cards from the August Paper Pumpkin. So cute! I think it would make a great love note to stick in a lunch. 

To be honest, the last month has been a bit overwhelming, family- and creativity-wise. I haven't done anything "extra" with my August Paper Pumpkin kit yet, and really, I don't have to! What a relief! Everything is in the box, ready to go, with pictures and suggestions. No further inspiration needed. Maybe I will feel newly creative again soon, and then I will go back and use what's left in the box. :-) 

One week from today, September 10, is the cutoff date to receive the September Paper Pumpkin kit. I've seen a preview, and it's the cutest little burlap bags to decorate for fall! Sign up by September 10 and get Sept and Oct for half price! That's less than $10 a kit--a great value. You can cancel any time or continue to receive a fun crafty surprise every month. Why not send a kit to your child or grandchild who is going away to college? Click here to order and enter the code HALFOFF2 to receive your kits. Don't wait too long!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Weekly Deals Sept 2-Sept 9


Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds Item # 131272
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

White Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21

Strawberry Slush Classic In Color Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131167
Regular Price: $2.95  Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.81 CAN

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 131161
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122933
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Ink Refill Item # 122932
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21

Back To School Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130980
Regular Price: $17.95
Discounted Price: $10.77

Monday, September 1, 2014

Autumn Awesomeness

After creating for Stamp Club later this week, I have a LOT of bits and pieces left on my table. These flowers from the Flower Patch set remind me of the chrysanthemums that will be taking over gardens here soon. The card front is made with a piece from the Everyday Adventure Project Life by Stampin' Up! kit. And how about that sentiment! It appealed to me from the first time I saw it, and I'm sure I'll be using it often. It's a keeper. :-) 

The Flower Patch set is photopolymer, which makes for affordability as well as easy layering. 

Stamps: Flower Patch
Paper: PLxSU Everyday Adventure, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Black
Accessories: Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities, Flower Fair Framelits